Large studio, full bathroom, large covered lanai with beautiful ocean views
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Hamakua coast near rain forest
Great experience. Highly recommended.
Convenient & Tranquil Paradise
Whether you are just getting away from the hectic world or looking for a place to start your adventure in Hawaii, this property overlooks tropical paradise -- much more beautiful than the photos on the website. The weather was cool and dry which made the stay especially pleasant.
Jim & Kim were very friendly & full of aloha -- interesting chatting with them. The house was spotless with every convenience you will probably need except washer/dryer (a clean commercial laundromat was only a mile or so down the road, which was fine with me)
Located midway between the volcanoes & tropical parks near Hilo and the historic national parks outside of Kailua-Kona and close to the hiking trails of Waipio & Pololu valleys, this place was perfect for me. [Tip: Hawaii Island is quite large so rent something that allows at least '150 mi/day'.]
Mahalo (thank you) & Aloha, Kim & Jim!
Quiet cottage overlooking a deep gulch with breathtaking ocean views. We didn’t want to leave. The property owner provides everything you need for a comfortable stay.
A home at home
Yes, we did enjoy our stay.
It means we're at a home in our own hometown, but not in our own home.
The location of the house was close to all the events we attended; it was easy to get to and from the location. It was also easy to visit other areas within 40+ miles distance.
Parking was always available on the property, easy to get in and out. Traffic in the area minimum.
Quiet, small neighborhood. Safe and comfortable.
Weather basically great with cool breezes.
Ed had a little trouble with the hill going to and from the entrance to the house, due to his weak knees.
Manager was always available to help with heavy loads, working the television, anything we called for. Very friendly and welcomed us with opened arms.
Nice having our meals on the open patio with the beautiful scenery and soft breeze.
Compact kitchen a bit tight, but got the job done.
Great to have trash and linen laundry taken care of.
Living area small and cozy.
We would recommend to anyone considering a place to stay within the Hamukua locality to give it a try themselves.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The place is and the end of a road, perched on a hill, overlooking a GIANT gulch with spectacular views of the ocean. Great hosts - very friendly and helpful, but also left us alone and weren't at all intrusive. Nice location to reach everything from Hilo to Pololu Valley.
Million dollar ocean view!!
Had a wonderful 5-day stay at Jim & Kim’s spacious studio with amazing unobstructed ocean view from the lanai. Enjoyed preparing and eating my breakfast daily on the lanai which had your basic kitchen necessities, small fridge and gas grill. Jim was an absolute perfect host, very accommodating and even showed me the different neighborhoods on the Hamakua coast since I told him I am interested in relocating in the area. The grassy short walk up/down steep hill to the studio may be an issue for some guests, as mentioned by some reviewers, but wasn’t a problem for me. Roosters crowing in early mornings was a little bothersome(I’m a light sleeper) but otherwise had a perfect stay. Definitely a great value and would stay here again. Thanks again for a fabulous stay and hope to keep in touch!